Certification: Advanced Competency in Medical Optometry (ACMO)

200 S. College Street, #2010 Charlotte, NC 28202

In 2005, the National Board of Examiners in Optometry offered ACMO as the first examination to assess advanced competence in medical optometry, which was developed at the request of the National Association of VA Optometrists (NAVAO www.navao.org). Taking the ACMO examination provides an opportunity for Doctors of Optometry to achieve the same formal recognition and status that other VA health care professionals receive following completion of residency programs.

More than two years of education or training after high school required?
More than two years of work experience required?
Oral or Written Exam Required?


The certification has an education level of an Associates of Arts or Associates of Sciences degree or higher and has a work experience requirement of more than 2 years, or requires obtaining a ‘core’ level certification from the same organization.